Workshop Calendar

Updated May 14, 2020

As we continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, provincial education opportunities delivered via technology are available. Please find below a description for both lecturettes via teleconference and our existing half-day webinar for new Bargaining Unit Presidents and new Grievance Chairs. Registration information has also been provided.

Please note that this education is our regular Education Brochure material. It does not contain specific COVID-19 information. Please contact covidquestions@ona.org with COVID-19 specific questions.

All in-person workshops through to June 30, 2020, have been canceled.

We are currently working toward adjusting our education offerings to deliver content using technology. Local Coordinators: please review the Local Education Plan you submitted to your MEE Team Prime back in February. Identify and prioritize the top three requirements for your Local. Communicate these priorities to your Prime by June 30, 2020. We will gather these priorities and schedule workshops for delivery in the Fall as permitted by emergency orders, reopening protocols and availability.

Thank you for all the hard work you do to keep Ontarians safe!


Your Membership Education and Events Team

New Bargaining Unit Presidents and New Grievance Chairs Workshop by Webinar



This workshop will provide new Bargaining Unit Presidents and new Grievance Chairs with an awareness of the tools and resources to begin their new role within the Union. Participants will gain an understanding of the structure of the Union, their role within the structure and the resources available to them. Participants will acquire a basic understanding of the services offered by the Union and a more in depth understanding of the grievance process. This workshop is not intended to be the only education a new Bargaining Unit President and new Grievance Chair receive. This is intended to support them until further education can be accessed.
Target members: new Bargaining Unit Presidents, new Grievance Chairs.

To register: please contact Carlos Parra (CarlosP@ona.org, 416-964-8833, ext. 2304). Our Education Registration Form is available on our Registration web page. You will receive a reply that confirms your registration, includes the instructions to connect to the webinar, and materials.

July 16, 0900-1200October 15, 1300-1600
August 20, 1300-1600November 19, 0900-1200
June 25, 1300-1600September 17, 0900-1200 

The Occupational Health and Safety Act, ONA and You – Lecturette

In this lecturette, the member will gain a high-level understanding of what the Occupational Health and Safety Act is, what some of the health and safety issues are in their workplace, and what tools and resources ONA has to offer. Target members: all ONA members who have an interest in health and safety.

Scheduled Dates: May 27, June 11 and June 24.

Time Frame (for all calls): 11:30 – 13:00 EST

To register: please contact ProvEducationTeleconnects@ona.org (416-964-8833, ext. 2468), and provide the following information:

1) first and last name, 2) ONA ID number, 3) name of employer, and 4) which date you are registering for.

Please use an ONA-sponsored or personal email address when registering – information will not be provided to an employer-sponsored email account to maintain confidential information.

You will receive a reply that confirms your registration, includes the phone number and conference ID # to connect, and materials.

Professional Responsibility Workload Reporting Process (Multi-Sector) – Lecturette

In this lecturette, the member will be able to verbalize how to leverage use of the Professional Responsibility Workload Reporting Process (PRWRP), and will learn how to complete the Professional Responsibility Workload Reporting Form (PRWRF). Target members: This lecturette is general in nature and does not speak to a specific sector, so is suitable for any member wanting to know more about the Professional Responsibility Workload Reporting Process.

Scheduled Dates: May 28, June 10 and June 25.


Time Frame (for all calls): 11:30 – 13:00 EST

To register: please contact ProvEducationTeleconnects@ona.org (416-964-8833, ext. 2468), and provide the following information:

1) first and last name, 2) ONA ID number, 3) name of employer, and 4) which date you are registering for.

Please use an ONA-sponsored or personal email address when registering – information will not be provided to an employer-sponsored email account to maintain confidential information.

You will receive a reply that confirms your registration, includes the phone number and conference ID # to connect, and materials.


Posted March 17, 2020

Dear ONA Members,

Respecting the current COVID-19 situation, our in-person workshops in the months of March, April and May, 2020, have been canceled. Education opportunities via technology will be available for the foreseeable future. Information on all of this education will be posted on this web page soon.

Once COVID-19 has been resolved, we look forward to seeing you at in-person workshops!

Workshops in June through to the end of December will be posted at a later date.

Thank you for your understanding and for all of your hard work during this time.

Take care,

The Membership Education and Events Team